The 2016 high school football season has reached the halfway mark and the District 5-4A campaign begins Friday for the league’s five teams.
REVELRY RELEGATED TO HISTORY? – TV news and daily newspaper reports say the half-a-century-old tradition of a Sunday Mardi Gras parade in downtown St. Martinville is over. As of the Teche News press deadline Tuesday, we knew the event was in serious trouble, owing to a security consultant’s prohibitively expensive recommendations. (File photo)
Sometimes it seems like the quickest way to start an argument in St. Martinville is to say the words “Mardi Gras Parade.” It definitely had that effect at the Wednesday, Jan. 13, special meeting of the City Council, and things have only gotten worse since then.
Monday, Jan. 11
Dixon, David, 33, 1000 block of Daisy Ln., St. Martinville; outside agency warrant – extradition required, Louisiana State Police (LSP).
Melancon, Shantell, 35, 1100 block of Jack Dwyer Rd., St. Martinville; unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).
Alexander, Darren, 27, 700 block of Albert St., Breaux Bridge; unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated 2nd degree battery, theft of items valued at $300 or over, armed robbery, attempted armed with use of a firearm, home invasion, illegal possession of stolen firearms, possession of firearm/con
Breaux Bridge – The Beaux Bridge Area Chamber of Commerce is honoring three men and one woman with family-owned businesses during the organization’s annual “Evening Extraordinaire,” the membership banquet and change-of-command, to be held at Pat’s Atchafalaya Club in Henderson Thursday, Jan. 21, with the social hour starting at 5:45 p.m.
The town council here voted to call a special election to approve the rededication of sales tax revenues.
At its Monday Jan. 11 meeting, the council scheduled a public vote for April 9. Mayor Sherbin Collette said that the measure, which will not change tax rates, will save residents from sewer bill rate hikes.
Residents of the Atchafalaya Basin were breathing a collective sigh of relief on Monday. According to the latest information, the Morganza Spillway will not have to open for the current high-water event in the Mississippi River.